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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

Mar 12, 2018

Today's episode features two women. First, we will hear from Alexis whose son went through a fairly common surgery, ear tubes, and she will talk about what their experience was like. However, as child life specialists and parents we know thate despite how “common” or “routine” a surgery may be, those words don’t begin to cover all the emotions and experiences that come along with these "common" surgeries. You can follow Alexis through her business or her blog.

As a part of celebrating child life month, after Alexis’ story we will hear from Liz Anderson, a certified child life specialist who has spent a bulk of her career working in with children and families going through surgery. If you are a parent you will definitely want to stay tuned so you can hear great advice and suggestions for parents whose children have upcoming surgeries. If you are listening to this as an aspiring child life specialist or as a current CCLS, Liz shares a lot of useful information about her experiences and also how she created a program to help children with autism going through surgery.